Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! coming to Walt Disney World with royal welcome, stage show, fireworks, and park wide party

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This summer Olaf will be thrilled as Walt Disney World celebrates the popularity of “Frozen” in a big way.

New entertainment called Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios beginning July 5, continuing daily through September 1.

Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! will include a variety of “Frozen” themed entertainment including a royal welcome for Anna and Elsa on the Sorcerers Stage (not exactly their official coronation), Frozen sing-along on the Streets of America, “Frozen Funland” in Pixar Place, a dance party with a live band, ice skating rink, ice carving demonstrations, and fireworks show on Hollywood Boulevard. Plus Kristoff will make a first-ever appearance along with ice skaters, skiiers, and hints of Olaf too.

Here are the official descriptions of the upcoming “Frozen” offerings:

Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome – Each day at 11 a.m., Anna and Elsa, riding in a horse-drawn sleigh, will travel in a royal procession down Hollywood Boulevard. Rugged mountain man Kristoff is along for the fun joined by a flurry of skaters, skiers and ice cutters, all dressed in their Arendelle best.

Olaf on Summer Vacation – Olaf the snowman is having the time of his life on his very first summer vacation! He chimes in throughout the day to keep everyone updated on all his adventures. Plus, you can pick up your very own Take-Along Olaf from locations in the park, so he can join you on your summer vacation. And when you share your photos with Olaf on social media, be sure to tag them with #OlafSummerVacation. They may just get selected to appear in that day’s grand finale!

For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – Inside the park’s Premiere Theater, Princess Anna and Queen Elsa join the Royal Historians of Arendelle for a fun and comedic retelling of the history of their kingdom amidst projections, lighting and special effects. Guests will be invited to join in special sing-along moments from the film’s chart-topping soundtrack. At the end of the performance, guests might find themselves becoming “Honorary Citizens of Arendelle.” The 20-minute show will be presented multiple times each day. (12:30-7 p.m.)

Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland – Inside Soundstage One, there’s a “big summer blowout” happening, where Oaken – the film’s trading post owner – and his cousins have created the “Frozen Funland” amidst a winter wonderland. Living up to its name, there will be plenty of frozen festivities inside the makeshift adventure park Oaken and his cousins built to make the most of the sudden snowstorm.

Part of the Oaken’s Frozen Funland will be an ice skating rink with demonstrations by some of Oaken’s talented cousins on the Arendelle ice.

In addition, icy artisans will put their talents on display, creating carvings of favorite “Frozen” characters from giant frozen blocks. Kids can enjoy frozen wintertime activities in the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” area. For all of his Frozen Funland friends, Oaken has plenty of merchandise at his Trading Post, along with hot cocoa and sweet treats available for purchase.

Guests can take pictures with the film’s animated characters in a virtual setting, and then email them or share on their social media channels.

When guests want to escape the icy atmosphere of Oaken’s outpost, all they have to do is look for the door marked “Sauna,” where they once again will exit to the warm Florida sun.

Coolest Summer Ever Dance Party: From 5:30-9:30 p.m. each evening, a live band will take the stage to celebrate the Frozen summer fun with contemporary songs and a few familiar tunes from the film.

“Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”

The giant Sorcerer Mickey Hat on Hollywood Blvd. gets the full Frozen treatment with special projections of snow and ice images, in an eye-popping spectacular above Hollywood Blvd. Set to the film’s soundtrack, the fireworks show will feature special guests – including a very magical appearance from Elsa in which she will show how her powers flurry “through the air and to the ground” to produce magically icy blue and white gleaming fireworks.

For those wanting to ensure a good spot for most of the festivities listed above, Disney is offering a Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package, $59 for adults and $34 for children, which adds reserved viewing areas for the Royal Welcome, sing-along stage show, and fireworks, along with refreshments and a dessert party. (Details here.)

A few odds and ends about the event:

While Anna and Elsa will make appearances as part of the Royal Welcome, “Frozen” Sing-Along, and fireworks show, they will not be meeting with guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. That happens over at Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom.

Likewise, Olaf will make “appearances” via video screens and in audio announcements but will not be available as a character to meet.

FastPass+ will not be available for any of the new Frozen Summer Fun experiences.

Anna and Elsa can already be seen in the daily Festival of Fantasy parade at the Magic Kingdom:

The character pair is also meeting and greeting with guests in Princess Fairytale Hall:

Imagineering has previously noted that more “Frozen” is definitely on the way to Walt Disney World:

37 Comments

  1. RichDad89

    Hmmm… this sounds like fun, but how are people supposed to fit it into their schedule? July 5th is only about a week away. I’m sure anyone planning to be there during that time (of which I am one 🙂 ) have their plans set via MyMagic+. I know my family and I are supposed to be in Epcot that day, at least for the AM.

    Hopefully, it’s not a one day event. We’ll be in HS on July 6th, and, like everyone else, my girls go nuts for all things Frozen. I’m sure they’d love this.

    1. John

      “…beginning July 5, continuing daily through September 1.” Not just a one day event

    2. RichDad89

      OK, that gives me three days to work with. I can make that happen. 😀

    3. Greg

      It goes until September 1st.

  2. Anon

    If it’s at Hollywood Studios then this will not be their long awaited coronation; that will take place in Magic Kingdom like all the others when it happens.

    1. Ricky Brigante

      Only Merida’s coronation ceremony has been at the Magic Kingdom. Tiana’s was in New York (though she did get a “welcome” ceremony at the Magic Kingdom). Rapunzel’s coronation was in London.

  3. Beeper LipBalm

    I just checked the app at 11:50 am and they must have removed it as an option. Or I am doing something wrong, possible.

    1. Ricky Brigante

      It was removed. Seems like it wasn’t ready to be revealed just yet.

    2. Stephanie

      I checked too and it’s not there.

  4. Jordan

    If they really want to incorporate Frozen into Hollywood studios, have it replace beauty and the beast. Make it a real demonstration of Broadway musicals instead of the simple show in that theater now

    1. lily

      Nooo. Beauty and the Beast is amazing. They’ve already begun to shut down Indiana Jones, American Idol experience, and Lights, Motors, Action! If they got rid of Beauty and the Beast… I think they’d loose a lot of fans. It’s a classic, and WAY too any people see it every day to get rid of it. And Frozen is just… No. That’s too big a gamble. People either love it or hate it. But everyone pretty much enjoys the classics.

      1. Rory

        It’s not in the beauty and the beast theatre.

    2. AJ

      They’re already taking out American Idol. They should put it there. It’s right in the center of the park, it’s inside so you can actually make it colder if needed, and the stage is already set up. Make some tweaks and it could be good to go by next Summer.

      The Beauty and the Beast show is probably the most consistently filled event other than Fantasmic. It one of the fastest Fastpass plus events to fill up after Fantasmic and Toy Story Mania. The popularity also increased after Fantasyland opened up so it’s not worth getting rid of it.

  5. clarkshd

    I wish they would continue it past Sept. 1!! Not a fan of Disney in summer. 🙁

  6. Rochelle Mullin

    I’m not going to WDW until December. They need to discover how popular this is (will be) and extend it (at least through the holidays)!!! We’d love to see it all but can only do the one trip, our first.

  7. Chris Ballard

    Take that, Harry Potter! 🙂

    1. Rory

      Believe me, this will do nothing. All the attention will still be on Diagon alley.

      1. David

        They should never have put in Diagon Alley, because it killed JAWS. I’d rather keep an original classic attraction than expand HP.

        1. AJ

          But the popularity was waning. I agree because I loved the ride, but the movie is not as relevant as it once was. I think they should have at least done an overhaul of the ride, maybe even have put in in a building similar to Pirates so that they could control lighting and enhance the scariness factor. Still miss it but Diagon Alley is going to be ridiculous.

  8. Donna Howland

    Hoping there is some sort of Frozen activity or character dinner in December. We leave for DW the day after Christmas. Special Bday and gretuatiom surprise for our girls. We love Frozen!!!

  9. Lynda Buonincontri Stegman

    Did I read correctly, it was starting July 5th? I will be there from July 2nd…

    1. RichDad89

      Yes. Looks like it starts July 5th, and continues daily through September 1st. My family and I will be there through the 7th.

      Looks like we’re all good. 🙂

  10. Julie

    Any idea when that fastpass will be back and if it is a tier 1 or tier 2, Ricky?

    1. Kris

      Other articles (including the one on Disney’s Parks Blog) have said that Fastpass+ won’t be available for any of the Frozen offerings.

  11. Tracy

    Just switched out my WDW vacation next week for August! I must do all of this! !!!!

  12. Garrett Monteiro

    Oh lord… Hollywood Studios is not the place for this! Please don’t do this, Disney. You’re breaking tradition and theme just to milk a cash cow. I’m thoroughly disgusted…

    1. Candace

      “Break tradition and theme”? In my opinion Frozen fits the theme perfectly—it’s a movie that’s become a pop culture phenomenon. 🙂

  13. College Age WDW Extremist

    PLEASE ENOUGH WITH THE FROZEN. Good god Universal is releasing the state of the art, meticulously themed Diagon Ally while Disney is focusing their efforts on milking Frozen until there is nothing left. WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME. 🙁

  14. ***

    Disney had to do something to try and draw attention away from the new Harry Potter attraction at Universal.

    1. HP

      And this is definitely not going to work. At all.

    2. David

      Universal is dead without JAWS, Back to the Future: The Ride, Nickelodeon Studios, and Kongfrontation.

      1. Janet

        One of those may be coming back 😉

  15. Kris

    Other articles (including the one on Disney’s Parks Blog) have said that Fastpass+ won’t be available for any of the Frozen offerings.

  16. Nick

    Even with out Harry Potter i think this would happen. The demand for everything Frozen is huge.

  17. I hope they continue this. We won’t be there until March. Hopefully this is really popular and they opt to continue it 😉

  18. Sora

    So if I’m getting this right,

    We dont have to pay for the Frozen fun party (except admission to HS)?
    Or do we?

    If not How much? Trying to compare with that package for 59$

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